Noblesville Schools officials are saying a student has been detained and the district has begun expulsion of the student after police have spent most of the day investigating a threat made to Noblesville High School.
The threat was found be written on a bathroom stall and read, “School shootings are fun…Don’t come to school 11/19/18.” Surrounding it were several racial slurs.
District officials said school will still be in session Nov. 19 with increased police presence, and that weekend activities will continue as scheduled.
“We also want to clarify for parents that police began investigating the threat in question immediately and extra safety precautions were taken,” a statement from Noblesville Schools read. “Since it did not convey an immediate threat we followed police protocol before notifying parents.
Supt. Beth Niedermeyer released the following statement:
“The cruelty, hatred and ugliness that we’ve seen in our community is heartbreaking, and as a school district and community we are better than this. We must stand together against violence and racism. We have engaged our Noblesville Diversity Coalition and NHS student leaders to join us tomorrow for an important conversation about ensuring all our students and staff feel safe, respected and included in our community. Community members are invited to attend this conversation Saturday, Nov. 17 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Ivy Tech in Noblesville. The event will be a time to share and listen to one another, think about ways we can stand together to show our love and support of all people and discuss ways we can help to unify our community. Noblesville Schools counselors will also available at the event for those who need support.”